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IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

866K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 268 of 3395

$71.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 340 of 3395

200,898
Patients

Rank: 301 of 3395

93,358
Prescribers

Rank: 263 of 3395

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31%

of people say

it's worth it

20%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

582K

2012

936K

2013

879K

2014

867K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$90.5M

2012

$143M

2013

$104M

2014

$71.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

N/A

2011

$119

2012

$136

2013

$127

2014

$105

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,268 119,981 $10.1M
New York 16,785 74,431 $6.59M
Florida 17,452 70,724 $5.53M
Texas 17,787 67,058 $6.41M
Pennsylvania 10,026 45,484 $3.79M
New Jersey 9,409 37,409 $3M
Ohio 7,973 31,758 $3.1M
North Carolina 6,005 26,717 $1.84M
Illinois 6,451 26,494 $2.19M
Georgia 5,004 22,370 $1.64M
Missouri 3,864 18,283 $1.32M
Tennessee 4,253 17,786 $1.51M
Arizona 4,875 17,445 $1.49M
Louisiana 3,464 16,535 $1.13M
Michigan 4,593 16,433 $1.53M
Indiana 3,391 13,432 $1.29M
Virginia 3,381 13,323 $1.24M
Kentucky 2,953 13,146 $1.07M
Alabama 2,693 11,862 $889K
South Carolina 2,778 11,596 $901K
Arkansas 2,046 10,254 $672K
Oklahoma 2,541 10,057 $1.06M
Wisconsin 2,216 9,320 $836K
Washington 2,094 8,883 $746K
Iowa 1,698 8,261 $654K
Colorado 1,951 7,537 $629K
Connecticut 1,924 7,455 $690K
Massachusetts 1,724 7,454 $606K
Maryland 2,177 7,368 $723K
Mississippi 1,407 6,879 $514K
Kansas 1,366 6,484 $562K
Minnesota 1,871 6,459 $643K
Oregon 1,409 5,498 $532K
West Virginia 1,172 4,785 $379K
Nebraska 940 4,420 $343K
Nevada 1,149 4,230 $373K
Hawaii 881 3,364 $332K
Utah 874 3,208 $319K
New Mexico 795 3,086 $253K
Idaho 624 2,562 $226K
Maine 710 2,511 $312K
Delaware 660 2,063 $229K
New Hampshire 484 1,905 $195K
Rhode Island 379 1,815 $139K
South Dakota 339 1,579 $119K
Montana 414 1,495 $121K
North Dakota 274 1,284 $114K
Wyoming 242 926 $77.5K
Vermont 213 753 $71.4K
District of Columbia 205 728 $69.6K
Alaska 127 455 $44.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,361

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled841

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled716

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled695

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled643

EDINBURG

Texas

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

LOS ANGELES

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

FLUSHING

New York

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled617

LOS ANGELES

California

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

EL MONTE

California

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

EDITH PEREZ JIMENEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled526

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

ALHAMBRA

California

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled499

MIAMI

Florida

MARILU COLON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled490

FORT MYERS

Florida

DONG CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE MUNDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled482

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled479

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

PEN HONG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled473

MONTEREY PARK

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

MIAMI

Florida

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled466

LOS ANGELES

California

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled444

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

LILLIAN BEZARES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled437

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled427

PEORIA

Arizona